I can pull back and just do 3 tees, 1 tank and the 5 panel hat. The extras, like stickers and buttons I was planning on having, so I dont even count those. As far as accesories I was thinking some sunglasses and maybe a few bracelets.This. I'd scale it back, but throw in some buttons and/or stickers(if you have to choose, sticker before button). That way, people who are fucking with you, but don't want to drop that much money on a shirt can buy a little something cheap.For everyone here, what would you guys consider to be a solid first-timer "collection"? I'm still in the designing/source stage but wanted to know what you guys thought. I'm hoping to be ready for a spring/summer soft/local drop and I'm finalizing 4 tees, 2 tanks and 1(maybe 2) custom 5 panels plus accessories. If those move okay, then my plan is to push for a larger fall/winter project.In my personal opinion that is too much. I would start with the tees and tanks and nothing else. I think it would be better for you to have too little product in the first round so that people are excited to see what you bring out in following collections, that way you create some demand; don't bring all your guns blazing first round. I also think natural progression is important. Most everyone starts out with tees and I think thats great because you have nowhere to go except up whereas if you came out with a full headwear, accessories and cut and sew line, you have little room to go except for numbers and not too much to debut further down the line.
Maybe I'll follow your advice and start small. Keep some money on my side for advertising